"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2014

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z


Michael Bloomfield: From His Head To His Heart To His Hands, Mike Bloomfield boxed set with three Dylan rarities, Columbia Records (USA), 4 Feb 2014

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 This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List. Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here. Full details of the "50th Anniversary Collection 1964" 9LP set released in Europe only are now here.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

 Revised: 23 March, 2017.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).


Mike Bloomfield - "Michael Bloomfield: From His Head To His Heart To His Hands" - 3CD+DVD set, Columbia/Legacy 88765476342 (USA), 4 Feb 2014/(Europe), 3 Feb 2014; Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan), 31 Jan 2014:
Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Arie de Reus and Tim Dunn for news that this Columbia US set in a book-style box includes Mike Bloomfield on guitar on three new Dylan rarities. The DVD contains "Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield", who died in Feb 1981. This includes Barry Goldberg, G E Smith and Al Kooper talking about Highway 61 Revisited, but no Bob. The liner notes are written by Michael Simmons, with notes on the songs themselves by Al Kooper, who produced the set.


Columbia/Legacy
88765476342 (USA) - picture from amazon.com
R-1013 Like A Rolling Stone - the 6:35 unedited version of the track from the stereo Highway 61 Revisited mixed without vocals(!) to highlight Mike Bloomfield’s guitar
Thanks to Fred Muller for pointing out that this 6:35 unedited version, with Bob's vocals still in place, has been included on several bootleg releases (the official album track is 6:00).

R-1014 Tombstone Blues - alternate take from Highway 61 Revisited "featuring Bloomfield's blistering guitar playing" plus backing vocals by the Chambers Brothers (5:58), a reportedly different version from the one included on 2005's The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home The Soundtrack, and also included on several bootleg releases.
Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for pointing out that this track, Take 2 from 3 Aug 1965, is now included on the 18CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 -  Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition, released Nov 2015 (CD8 , track 6).


Front insert of promo set, scan by Anthony Perry


Rear insert for CD-R1 of promo set, scan by Anthony Perry


CD-R1 scan by Anthony Perry (includes R-1013 and R-1014)


Highway 61 Revisited Again, Wild Wolf, 1995, with unofficial R-1013 (with Dylan vocals)

Rear insert for CD-R2 of promo set, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R2 scan by Anthony Perry (no Dylan)

Rear insert for CD-R3 of promo set, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R3 scan by Anthony Perry (includes R-1015)

DVD-R scan by Anthony Perry (no Dylan)

Farewell Bloomfield, Cuttlefish Records, 1992, with unofficial R-1015

R-1015 The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar - live with Mike Bloomfield on guitar, including Bob's spoken introduction, from the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 15 Nov 1980
The live version of The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar with Bloomfield on guitar has been included on several bootleg releases, notably Farewell Bloomfield, Cuttlefish Records, 1992 (on right below).

R-1013 and R-1014 are on CD1, "Roots". R-1015 is on CD3, "Last Licks". Thanks to Anthony Perry for scans of a 3CD-R +DVD-R promo set in plastic wallets. Two of the inserts and all of the watermarked discs are dated "9/26/2013" (26 Sep 2013), while the rear insert for CD-R1 is for some reason dated "9/25/2013" (25 Sep 2013).


Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
The Japanese release uses the European box with a wrap-around obi with a Japanese title of "The Man of Sweet Blues ~ Best & Rare Tracks", plus a Japanese language booklet. The four discs were made in Japan and have Sony Music SICP catalogue numbers.


Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - front of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - rear of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) / Columbia/Legacy 88765476342 (Europe) - outside scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (Made in EU, but used for the Japanese release)

Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - inside with discs, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - wrap-around obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - inside of booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (R-1013, R-1014)

Sony Music SICP 3945-8 (Japan) - inside of booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (R-1015)

Sony Music SICP 3945 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (includes R-1013 and R-1014)

Sony Music SICP 3946 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (no Dylan)

Sony Music SICP 3947 (Japan) - CD3 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (includes R-1015)

Sony Music SICP 3948 (Japan) - DVD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (no Dylan)


Sony Music SICP 3945-48 (Japan) / Columbia/Legacy 88765476342 (Europe) - detail of outside, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (Made in EU, but used for the Japanese release)

Thanks to Anthony Perry and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Greenwich Village In The ‘60s: Beginnings And Branches Of The New York Folk Revival" - 2CD set, Festival Records/Warner Music Australia (catalogue number?) (Australia), 7 Feb 2014:


Picture from www.noise11.com
R-0001-30 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)
For details of the original album, see
1962.

R-0001 is on CD2, CD1 contains Talkin' New York from Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information.


Various Artists - "Produced by Tom Wilson" - compilation CD, WFMU Radio (no catalogue number) (USA), 23 Feb 2014:


Front scan from Irwin Chusid
Thanks to Ian Woodward for information about this exclusive 18 track compilation CD selected by Irwin Chusid which could be obtained by pledging $75 to support New Jersey-based WFMU Radio during their fundraising campaign from 23 Feb 2014 to 9 Mar 2014. As well as Bob Dylan, artists include Sun Ra, Velvet Underground, Mothers of Invention, Dion, The Blues Project and Soft Machine. The Dylan track consists of out-takes of Like A Rolling Stone!

R-1096 Like A Rolling Stone - out-takes of album track from Highway 61 Revisited (3:47 )
Thanks to Larry Crum for information: "The Dylan track consists of three incomplete takes of the remake of Like A Rolling Stone from June 16, 1965, takes 1, 2 and 6. These were all included in different QuickTime files on Highway 61 Interactive.  However on Highway 61 Interactive, take 1 started with a count-in--"1,2,1,2,3" and take 2 also started with a count-in--"here we go, 1,2,1,2,3" which are not on this release." For the
Columbia/Graphix Zone CD-ROM Highway 61 Interactive, see 1995.

Thanks to Irwin Chusid, Bob Stacy, Larry Crum and Keith Venturoni for information and scans.


Rear scan from Irwin Chusid

Various Artists - "If I Had A Hammer" - 3CD set, Dynamic Records (catalogue number?) (USA?), 3 Jun 2014:


Picture from amazon.com
R-0004-7 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (stereo version)
For a full list of the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

This album also contains House Of The Risin' Sun and Man Of Constant Sorrow from the 1962 album Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque for information.



"The West Houston Street Acetates" - 149 single-sided/double-sided 10" stereo metal acetates, Columbia Studios (no catalogue numbers) (USA), Jul 2014:
 


124 West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, New York City
Thanks to Jeff Gold of Record Mecca, Bruce Mulle and several others for news of 149 Dylan acetates from the Nashville Skyline/Self Portrait/New Morning era that were found in a New York building in West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, that was once rented by Bob as a studio. These have been named "The West Houston Street Acetates" and contain many unreleased versions of Dylan songs from the period. R-numbers will be allocated and they will be listed in full here as time permits. For full details, see here.

Nashville Skyline (1969):


Nashville Skyline acetate Side 1, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
These two discs contain the Nashville Skyline album in a different sequence from that released. The tracks are the final versions:

Side 1: Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash); Nashville Skyline Rag; One More Night (released on Side 2); I Threw It All Away; Peggy Day

Side 2: Lay Lady Lay; To Be Alone With You (released on Side 1); Tell Me That It Isn’t True; Country Pie; Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You.


Nashville Skyline acetate Side 2, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait (1969-70):

Self Portrait recording sessions:


Self Portrait sessions Side 1, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
This is the only double sided acetate in the batch, with eight tracks from the 26 Apr 1969 and 3 May 1969 Self Portrait recording sessions, Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN. Side 2 has unreleased versions of Folsom Prison Blues and Ring of Fire (both with full electric band.) All other songs are alternate mixes to the released versions.
Self Portrait sessions Side 2, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

R-1100 Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoë/Gilbert Bécaud/M. Curtis) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1101 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1102 Living The Blues - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1103 Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) (Boudleaux Bryant) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1104 Take A Message To Mary (Felice Bryant/Boudleaux Bryant) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1105 Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1106 Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) - unreleased out-take from Self Portrait

R-1107 Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore) - unreleased out-take from Self Portrait

Self Portrait, alternate sequence. Two discs (Sides 2 & 3 only). All tracks could be the released mixes.  On Side 2 "Ball & Stripes Rag" was the recording sessions title of Little Sadie. Side 3 has Bob Johnston's handwriting on the sleeve.


Self Portrait acetate Side 2 (variant #1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
Side 2: Let It Be Me; "Ball & Stripes Rag" (Little Sadie #1); Woogie Boogie; Living The Blues; Belle Isle; Like A Rolling Stone (live). (Living The Blues is track 4 instead of track 5, so Belle Isle becomes track 5)

Side 3: The Mighty Quinn (live); Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go); Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; Blue Moon; The Boxer; (The Mighty Quinn and Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) are tracks 1 and 2 instead of tracks 5 and 6, so the other tracks are 3-6).


Self Portrait acetate Side 3 (variant #1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait, alternate sequence. Four discs. All tracks could be the released mixes.


Self Portrait acetate Side 1 (variant #2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
This set of four single-sided acetates contains the Self Portrait album with its final mixes, but with the tracks in a slightly different order from that released. This set is later than the two acetates above because Little Sadie now has its released name.
Self Portrait acetate Side 2 (variant #2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca


Self Portrait acetate Side 3 (variant #2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca


Self Portrait acetate Side 4 (variant #2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

There was a rumour that the remastered Self Portrait with the Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) would be in the original sequence, this may be it.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Alberta #1; I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know; Days Of 49; Early Morning Rain; It Hurts Me Too (released on Side 4); Little Sadie #2.

Side 2: Let It Be Me; Little Sadie #1; Living The Blues; Woogie Boogie; Belle Isle; Like A Rolling Stone (live). (Living The Blues is track 3 instead of track 5, so Woogie Boogie and Belle Isle become tracks 4 and 5)

Side 3: Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go); Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; Blue Moon; The Boxer; The Mighty Quinn (live) (Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) is track 1 instead of track 6, so the other tracks are 2-6).

Side 4: Take A Message To Mary; Minstrel Boy (live); She Belongs To Me (live); Wigwam; Alberta #2;
All The Tired Horses (released on Side 1).

Self Portrait single song acetates:

   

Like A Rolling Stone - live, Isle of Wight Festival, 1969, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1099)

The 10" acetate with the live performance of Like A Rolling Stone is the version recorded at Dylan's 1969 concert at the Isle of Wight and released on Self Portrait. The label specifies this as "Cut 3" and the version here is a different mix than on the commercially released album. There are two labels on the disc, the visible one covering up another, also with handwriting visible on it--it's likely the first had a mistake on it, so a second corrected one was placed over it.

R-1099 Like A Rolling Stone (5:20) - unedited live performance from the Isle of Wight Festival, 1969, different mix (with crowd noise at a different level) from the version on CD3 of the Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (the performance on 1970's Self Portrait is edited, as is the version on the 2013 remastered Self Portrait, CD4 of the Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait, also included in 2013's The Complete Album Collection, Volume One)


Like A Rolling Stone - live, Isle of Wight Festival, 1969, scan by Pachi Becerril (R-1099)


Belle Isle from Self Portrait (alternate take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1097)


Alberta #2 from Self Portrait (without overdubs), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1108)


Wigwam from Self Portrait (alternate mix), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1114)


Early Morning Rain from Self Portrait (without overdubs), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1116)


Woogie Boogie from Self Portrait (basic track with just piano and guitar) - scan by Arie de Reus (R-1228)


Ball & Stripe Rag (In Search Of Little Sadie) from Self Portrait (alternate take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1005)

R-1097 Belle Isle - alternate take of song from Self Portrait from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait with different mix and additional Dylan speech
The version of Belle Isle from Self Portrait, here called "Bright Star Of Belle Isle", on the 45 RPM acetate shown
sounds very close to the alternate take from the recent The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), having a different mix but the same spoken intro. However, immediately after the song Dylan clearly says: "Always wanted to have done that, it's one of my favourites... Let's just try this one".

R-1108 Alberta #2 - album track from Self Portrait without overdubs, a shorter intro and an extra 5 secs at the end - unreleased

R-1114 Wigwam - album track from Self Portrait (identified as "Cut #4") with different mix

R-1116 Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot) - album track from Self Portrait without overdubs

R-1228 Woogie Boogie - basic version of album track from Self Portrait with just piano and guitar

R-1005 Ball & Stripe Rag (In Search Of Little Sadie) - alternate take of album track from Self Portrait released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) in a different mix

New Morning (1970):


New Morning Side 1 (variant 1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
The version of New Morning Side 1 shown has five songs: If Not For You, two mixes of Day Of The Locusts, Time Passes Slowly, and New Morning, Winterlude is missing. The label has Bob's handwriting choosing one mix of Day Of The Locusts and modifying titles. Apart from the rejected mix of Day Of The Locusts, these may be the released versions of the songs.

The version of New Morning Side 2 shown has six songs: New Morning; Sign On The Window; One More Weekend; The Man In Me; Three Angels; Father Of Night. This acetate has Bob Johnston's handwriting on the label and Bob Dylan's handwriting on the sleeve.  Sign on the Window has an extra 7 seconds on intro, The Man In Me has an extra 4 seconds on intro, Three Angels has an extra 2 seconds of organ at the beginning. Similar mixes to released album.


New Morning Side 2 (variant 1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

   

R-1109 Day Of The Locusts - album track from New Morning with different mix

R-1110 Sign On The Window - album track from New Morning with extra 7 secs of intro

R-1111 The Man In Me - album track from New Morning with extra 4 secs of intro (not the same as R-1115 below)

R-1112 Three Angels - album track from New Morning with extra 2 secs of organ at the beginning

New Morning, alternate sequence. Two discs. All tracks could be the released mixes.


New Morning Side 1 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Side 1 has Bob Johnston's writing on the sleeve, in black, and Bob Dylan's possible sequence changes, in blue pen. Tracklist: If Not For You; Day Of The Locusts; Time Passes Slowly; Went To See The Gypsy; Father Of Night (released on Side 2); Winterlude.

Side 2 has Bob Johnston's writing on the sleeves, Naomi Salzman's name and phone number has been written in an unknown hand at top right of the sleeve. (Naomi Saltzman was at the time the Dylan business administrator and a long-time family friend.) Tracklist: New Morning; Sign On The Window; If Dogs Run Free (released on Side 1); One More Weekend; The Man In Me; Three Angels.


New Morning detail of Side 1 sleeve (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

New Morning Side 2 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Ten song alternate sequence version of New Morning, Bob Johnston's writing on sleeves.


New Morning Side 1 (variant 3), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
Variant 3 of New Morning (again two discs) has only ten tracks in a different sequence, omitting Winterlude and Three Angels, but all tracks could be the released mixes.

Side 1: If Not For You; Day Of The Locusts; Time Passes Slowly; Went To See The Gypsy; Father Of Night (released on Side 2). Winterlude is missing.

Side 2: New Morning; Sign On The Window; If Dogs Run Free (released on Side 1); One More Weekend; The Man In Me. Three Angels is missing.


New Morning Side 2 (variant 3), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

New Morning single song acetates:


The Man In Me from New Morning, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1115)

Also shown are acetates with The Man In Me (R-1115), If Not For You (R-1098), Father Of Night and Time Passes Slowly (R-1215/R-1113). The Man In Me is a different mix from the version on the multi-track acetate above. Father Of Night is the released mix, so no R-number is required.

R-1098 If Not For You - album track from New Morning with different mix including strings (noted on the label)
Bruce Mulle says: "It appears to be the same basic take, but is a much different mix. Sounds very different... The mix is completely changed with the drums much more up front, very little piano, low in the mix, and added violin and changed drum overdubs... the violin is different as well.. There is no special studio chatter, or anything. I played all versions I have, and it is a really nice different version. That is how I would report on the song. A very nice different version of one of my favorite Bob songs."


If Not For You from New Morning, scan by Bruce Mulle (R-1098)


Father Of Night (released mix), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca


Time Passes Slowly (version 1 - alternate edit of Another Self Portrait take), photo by Keith Venturoni (R-1215)

Time Passes Slowly (version 1 - alternate edit of Another Self Portrait take), photo by Keith Venturoni (R-1215)

Time Passes Slowly (version 2 - alternate unreleased take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1113)

Time Passes Slowly (version 2 - alternate unreleased take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1113)

R-1215 Time Passes Slowly (version 1) - different edit of alternate take from New Morning released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)

Keith Venturoni says: "This take was used on Another Self Portrait, but this edit has a slightly longer beginning, and about 15 seconds longer at the end. The released version cuts out 15 seconds before the end, and then splices the end on.  Also the drums are virtually inaudible on this acetate."

R-1113 Time Passes Slowly (version 2) - unreleased alternate take of album track from New Morning (not one of the two alternate takes on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971))

R-1115 The Man In Me - album track from New Morning with different mix (not the same as R-1111 above)
The handwriting on the sleeve says "B-1 -
Bring Ron (Ron Cornelius on guitar) up all the way. Piano up in long fade".

Thanks to Jeff Gold, Bruce Mulle, Keith Venturoni and Arie de Reus for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Art Of McCartney" - 2CD+DVD sets, Arctic Poppy Music APCDBOOK1402 (USA/UK/Australia), 17 Nov 2014; 3LP sets, Arctic Poppy Music (catalogue number?) (USA/UK/Australia), 17 Nov 2014:


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK) - front of slipcase with sticker, my copy (2CD+DVD edition)


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK) - slipcase front sticker (2CD+DVD edition)


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK) - rear of slipcase (2CD+DVD edition)


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK) - inside of book with pocket for CD1 and picture of Bob (2CD+DVD edition)


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK) - CD1 with R-1094 (2CD+DVD)


Picture from Badlands web-site (2CD edition)


"Super Deluxe Exclusive" 4 disc edition - picture from amazon.com


Picture from amazon.co.uk (3LP edition)


Apple 0946 3 82413 4 (UK) - my 2009 copy in digipak

R-1094 Things We Said Today - cover of the Beatles' 1964 track from A Hard Day's Night

The "Isis" Magazine Dylan Digest reported in early 2014 that Bob had recorded a Paul McCartney song, originally thought to be For No One from the 1966 Revolver album, for an upcoming charity album, a double album to be called The Art Of McCartney. "Isis 173" (May 2014) then said the track actually released may be Things We Said Today from A Hard Day's Night! This information was confirmed by "Rolling Stone" (Sep 2014). There are 32 artists involved, including Jamie Cullum, Roger Daltrey, Barry Gibb, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Corinne Bailey Rae and Brian Wilson, as well as Dylan. The Arctic Poppy web-site originally said "Box set and collectors editions will be available in summer 2014, with the album scheduled for release in the autumn." The album was finally released by Arctic Poppy Music on 17 Nov 2014, with the US release on 18 Nov 2014. Thanks to John Willy Bakke for news there is a "Super Deluxe Exclusive" 4 disc set as well as the regular set on 2CDs or 3 vinyl LPs, although there is no more Dylan content. The 2CD+DVD set comes in a book with pockets for the three discs inside a card slipcase. The front artwork for each edition of the set is different.
 

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)
Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian release, also Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for further information.


Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - front sticker scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - front of book, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - inside of book with pocket for CD1 and picture of Bob, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - inside of book, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - rear of slipcase, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - rear of book, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - inside of book with pocket for DVD, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - CD1 with R-1094, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - CD2 without Dylan, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)

Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (Australia) - DVD without Dylan, scan by Stuart Moore (2CD+DVD edition)


Bob Dylan/The Band - "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes" - promo reel-to-reel tape release Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number), Oct 2014:


Front of tape box scan by Gerd Rundel


Rear of tape box scan by Gerd Rundel


Detail of rear of tape box, scan by Gerd Rundel


Inside
of tape box photo by Gerd Rundel


T
ape reel scan by Arie de Reus

This limited promotional edition of 100 copies of a ten-track reel-to-reel tape, packaged in a reproduction tape box of the type used by Garth Hudson in 1967. Track list: Million Dollar Bash; Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread; Please, Mrs. Henry; Crash On The Levee; Lo And Behold!; Tiny Montgomery; This mix of the's On Fire; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere; I Shall Be Released; Too Much Of Nothing. Thanks to Arie de Reus for information that these ten tracks are the original Garth Hudson mixes, and not taken from either the CD releases. The ten performances are therefore rarities and are listed here.

R-1216 Million Dollar Bash [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967

R-1217 Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1218 Please, Mrs. Henry [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1219 Crash On The Levee [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1220 Lo And Behold! [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1221 Tiny Montgomery [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1222 This Wheel's On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko) [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1223 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1224 I Shall Be Released [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

R-1225 Too Much Of Nothing [Bob Dylan/The Band] - original Garth Hudson mix of the officially released Basement Tapes track, recorded as R-1216

As part of Record Store Day on 18 Apr 2015 in the USA and UK (also Holland) there will be vinyl releases of The Basement Tape signed by Garth Hudson, available in mono only. They are not vinyl copies of this tape, but of the original 1968 Emidisc UK 14 track test pressing LP, reportedly the source of the songs made available to UK groups such as Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn), The Brian Auger Trinity/Julie Driscoll (This Wheel's On Fire), Fairport Convention (Million Dollar Bash), etc., see 1968.
 


Columbia 88875074261 (USA) - front picture from Badlands (black 130gm vinyl edition)
The three variants of The Basement Tape were actually:
  • 200gm pink vinyl, numbered in red, with Garth Hudson's personal autograph (1000 copies)
  • 180gm black vinyl, numbered in blue, hand stamped with Garth Hudson's autograph (2500 copies)
  • 130gm black vinyl, numbered in black, hand stamped with Garth Hudson's autograph (2500 copies)

A previous report that the 130gm copies would be un-numbered was incorrect. All these copies were sourced from the USA and are mono. There were no separate European releases.


Columbia 88875074261 (USA) - front with wraparound cover, photo by Steven Fant (pink 200gm vinyl edition)

As none of the tracks are now rarities, these releases have been added to The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete/Raw album page.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Arie de Reus and Steven Fant for information and pictures.


"50th Anniversary Collection 1964" - 9LP stereo/mono vinyl boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe), 8 Dec 2014:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe) - front of box, picture found by Freddy Ordóñez Araque
Full details of the 50th Anniversary Collection 1964 9LP set released in Europe only are now here.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque for information and scan.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe)- rear of box (my copy)

Promotional/Regular Items for 2014



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2014 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.


The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Raw/Complete (2014)


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